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Simplified Dishes for Simple Cooking And Living

Part of my minimalist kitchen is having a simplified set of dishes.  The dishes I have been refined down to just what I need and use.  A super minimalist might reduce things down to just a single cup, one bowl and a fork, knife, and spoon.  I don’t quite go that far, in fact, I splurge here and have a few extras that might not be super necessary.

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Leaf Plates


I saw these a long while ago at a Eco convention and really like not only the idea, but the look.  Verterra is a company that makes plates from dead leaves that are collected, washed, formed, heated and then sold as plates.   The line includes bowls, plants, party trays, one time use items etc.  Here is what they say:

Our production process is simple and transparent: After collecting fallen leaves that would normally be burned, we apply steam, heat and pressure to transform the leaves into durable products that will naturally compost in 2 months.
VerTerra products are made in South Asia, where our employees receive fair wages in safe working conditions and are provided access to health care.
They sell different sets such as a sampler which includes the below for $25.  Aparently people who have these will handwash these plates and can use the over and over.  It is not Dishwasher safe as the company uses no resins, epoxies, other chemicals.  These are 100% biodegradable. Check them out here
$25 set:
– (2) 4”x4”Party Perfect Square Plates
– (2) 6”x6” Party Perfect Square Plates
– (2) 8”x8” Party Perfect Square Plates
– (1) 10”x10” Party Perfect Square Plates
– (2) 3.5” Party Perfect Round Bowls
– (2) 6”x8” Party Perfect Rectangular Bowls
– (1) 8”x8” Party Perfect Square Bowls
– (2) 7”x8.5” Party Perfect Trays/Lunch Plate